Church History


Patron Self-Registration

Why Is Registration Required?

Patrons who use the library’s reading room and digital assets are required to complete a registration process. This is a standard practice for libraries and archives with rare or special collections. Registered patrons who are visiting the Church History Library may request items that are located in our secure stacks. These items are viewed in the library’s reading room. Registered patrons may also save their online searches and access digital assets through our online catalog.

How Do I Register?

  • Log in with your LDS Account.
    The Church History Library requires patrons to have an LDS Account as part of the registration process. An LDS Account is the main sign-in account for and many other Church resources. If you already have an LDS Account, you may use your current account. If you do not already have an account, you can register as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or as a friend by using this link: You will not be contacted by the Church if you create an LDS Account.
  • Complete the form.
    Current contact information is required.
  • Watch a short video.
    The video provides information about the Church History Library and about the use and handling of materials.
  • Acknowledge agreements.

Annual registration is required.  Begin Registration